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Children’s and Family Events

Instinctively Wild outdoor and bushcraft activities are a chance for children, teens and families to have fun in the fresh air, and rediscover their inner Ray Mears!

All our activities are based on the Forest School ethos, and run by trained and experienced leaders.

Activities depend on the time of year, and take place at various locations around the country.

Holiday Activities for Children and Teens

children's outdoor holiday activities

Eco-Kidz tree climbing


4th August 2018


Wild Instinct (ages 13-16) Yellowcraigs

Our programme exclusively for teens is now fully booked. Thank you to everyone for your interest!


EcoKidz (ages 8-12) Butterdean Wood (see the Woodland Trust website for details)

30 July: 2 places left

31 July: Fully booked

1 August: Fully Booked

2 August: Fully Booked

EcoKidz (ages 8-12) Yellowcraig woodland and beach

6 August: 3 places left

7 August: Fully Booked

8 August: 5 places left

9 August: 4 places left


Join Instinctively Wild’s popular EcoKidz sessions to learn how to build a shelter, gather wild food, make string from nettles, cook on a campfire, use tools. Get to know the woodland using your different senses, hunt for mini beasts, play games, identify trees and flowers… and discover your wild side!

Aimed at 8- to 14-year-olds, EcoKidz week-long sessions are a fun way for children to learn about the environment through hands-on outdoor learning, bushcraft and environmental education. Sessions are delivered by our trained Forest Schools practitioners.

Cost is £30 a day or £110 for four days. Sessions are 9am to 5pm in both locations.

To book a place, get in touch with Pete on 07807 032491 or email

children's eco-themed parties

Festival activities

Further information is also available on the Active East Lothian website.

Festival Workshops and Events

Are you looking for trained facilitators to run eco-activities or natural play sessions at summer festivals? Instinctively Wild has been commissioned to run events at Lennoxlove Book Festival, Archerfield Walled Garden, SOLAS and Greenbelt.

We offer workshops and activities suitable for children and adults, including environmental art, make and take, natural play, storytelling and crafts. Please get in touch to discuss your festival needs.

‘Thank you ever so much for all you did to contribute to Greenbelt – the feedback we have had has been amazing, both on site from people, and also via email to the Greenbelt Office. All of the natural art looked wonderful!’ Alice Marie-Parker, Children’s Festival Organiser, Greenbelt

Now it’s your turn!

Contact us today to find out about our children's, family and festival events.

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